Abstract

A coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW) consisting of a chain of directly coupled ring-resonators (RRs) fabricated in 4.5%-indexcontrast silicon oxynitride technology is employed to control the delay of optical pulses with continuity and over several bit-slots. The moderate deterioration of the signal quality versus the delay is demonstrated by the observation of error-free transmission (BER < 10-9) at 10 Gbit/s for fractional delays of up to 3 bits, with fractional losses below 1 dB per bit-delay. The high storage efficiency of the device, exceeding 0.5 bit/RR, enables an easy management of the delay and the reduction of the footprint down to 7 mm2. The presented reconfiguration scheme is hitless with respect to data transmission, since the CROW delay can be tuned without halting the data flow, while preserving the signal quality.

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C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

B. Zhang, L. Yan, I. Fazal, L. Zhang, A. E. Willner, Z. Zhu, and D. J. Gauthier, "Slow light on Gbit/s differentialphase- shift-keying signals," Opt. Express 15, 1878-1883 (2007).
[CrossRef]

B. Zhang, L. Zhang, L. -S. Yan, I. Fazal, J. -Y. Yang, and A. E. Willner,"Continuously-tunable, bit-rate variable OTDM using broadband SBS slow-light delay line," Opt. Express 15, 8317-8322 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, M. Martinelli, R. G. Heideman, A. Leinse, D. H. Geuzebroek, and A. Borreman, "Box-Shaped Dielectric Waveguides: A New Concept in Integrated Optics?," J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 2579- 2589 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

L. Yi,W. Hu, Y. Su, M. Gao, and L. Leng, "Design and system demonstration of a tunable slow-light delay line based on fiber parametric process," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2575-2577, (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. Ghulinyan, M. Galli, C. Toninelli, J. Bertolotti, S. Gottardo, F. Marabelli, D. Wiersma, L. Pavesi, and L. Andreani, "Wide-band transmission of non-distorted slow waves in one-dimensional optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 241103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (5)

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, "Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D. Gauthier, "Slow light brings faster communications," Phys. World, 30December (2005).

J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, "Expect more delays," Nature (London) 433, 811-812 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herrez, and L. Thevenaz, "Long optically controlled delays in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 30, 1782-1784 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, and A. Gaeta, "Wide bandwidth slow light using a Raman fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 13, 6092-6098 (2005).

2004 (1)

B. E. Little,  et al., "Very high-order microring resonator filters for WDM applications," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2263-2265 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (3)

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, "High-Q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Nature (London) 425, 944-947 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Melloni, F. Morichetti, and M. Martinelli, "Linear and nonlinear pulse propagation in coupled resonator slowwave optical structures," Opt. Quantum Electron. 35, 365-379 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Melloni, R. Costa, P. Monguzzi, and M. Martinelli, "Ring-resonator filters in silicon oxynitride technology for dense wavelength-division multiplexing systems," Opt. Lett. 28, 1567-1569 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Akahane, Y.

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, "High-Q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Nature (London) 425, 944-947 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Andreani, L.

M. Ghulinyan, M. Galli, C. Toninelli, J. Bertolotti, S. Gottardo, F. Marabelli, D. Wiersma, L. Pavesi, and L. Andreani, "Wide-band transmission of non-distorted slow waves in one-dimensional optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 241103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Asano, T.

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, "High-Q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Nature (London) 425, 944-947 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bertolotti, J.

M. Ghulinyan, M. Galli, C. Toninelli, J. Bertolotti, S. Gottardo, F. Marabelli, D. Wiersma, L. Pavesi, and L. Andreani, "Wide-band transmission of non-distorted slow waves in one-dimensional optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 241103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bigelow, M. S.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, "Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Borreman, A.

Boyd, R. W.

R. M. Camacho, M. V. Pack, J. C. Howell, A. Schweinsberg, and R. W. Boyd, "Wide-bandwidth, tunable, multiple-pulse-width optical delays using slow light in cesium vapour," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98,153601 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, "Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Breda, A.

Buhl, L.

C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Camacho, R. M.

R. M. Camacho, M. V. Pack, J. C. Howell, A. Schweinsberg, and R. W. Boyd, "Wide-bandwidth, tunable, multiple-pulse-width optical delays using slow light in cesium vapour," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98,153601 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Canavesi, C.

F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, C. Canavesi, F. Persia, M. Martinelli, and M. Sorel, "Tunable Slow-Wave Optical Delay-Lines," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB2.

Canciamilla, A.

Cappuzzo, M.

C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chandrasekhar, S.

C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chang-Hasnain, C. J.

Chen, E.

C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Costa, R.

DeRose, G. A.

Eggleton, B. J.

J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, "Expect more delays," Nature (London) 433, 811-812 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fazal, I.

Ferrari, C.

Gaeta, A.

J. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, and A. Gaeta, "Wide bandwidth slow light using a Raman fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 13, 6092-6098 (2005).

Gaeta, A. L.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, "Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Galli, M.

M. Ghulinyan, M. Galli, C. Toninelli, J. Bertolotti, S. Gottardo, F. Marabelli, D. Wiersma, L. Pavesi, and L. Andreani, "Wide-band transmission of non-distorted slow waves in one-dimensional optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 241103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gao, M.

L. Yi,W. Hu, Y. Su, M. Gao, and L. Leng, "Design and system demonstration of a tunable slow-light delay line based on fiber parametric process," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2575-2577, (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gauthier, D.

D. Gauthier, "Slow light brings faster communications," Phys. World, 30December (2005).

Gauthier, D. J.

B. Zhang, L. Yan, I. Fazal, L. Zhang, A. E. Willner, Z. Zhu, and D. J. Gauthier, "Slow light on Gbit/s differentialphase- shift-keying signals," Opt. Express 15, 1878-1883 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, "Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Geuzebroek, D. H.

Ghulinyan, M.

M. Ghulinyan, M. Galli, C. Toninelli, J. Bertolotti, S. Gottardo, F. Marabelli, D. Wiersma, L. Pavesi, and L. Andreani, "Wide-band transmission of non-distorted slow waves in one-dimensional optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 241103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gomez, L.

C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Gottardo, S.

M. Ghulinyan, M. Galli, C. Toninelli, J. Bertolotti, S. Gottardo, F. Marabelli, D. Wiersma, L. Pavesi, and L. Andreani, "Wide-band transmission of non-distorted slow waves in one-dimensional optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 241103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Griffin, A.

C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Heideman, R. G.

Herrez, M. G.

Howell, J. C.

R. M. Camacho, M. V. Pack, J. C. Howell, A. Schweinsberg, and R. W. Boyd, "Wide-bandwidth, tunable, multiple-pulse-width optical delays using slow light in cesium vapour," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98,153601 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hu, W.

L. Yi,W. Hu, Y. Su, M. Gao, and L. Leng, "Design and system demonstration of a tunable slow-light delay line based on fiber parametric process," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2575-2577, (2006).
[CrossRef]

Karle, T.

Ko, W. S.

Krauss, T. F.

Kuramochi, E.

T. Tanabe, M. Notomi, E. Kuramochi, A. Shinya, and H. Taniyama, "Trapping and delaying photons for one nanosecond in an ultrasmall high-Q photonic-crystal nanocavity," Nat. Photonics 1, 49-52 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Laskowski, E.J.

C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Leinse, A.

Leng, L.

L. Yi,W. Hu, Y. Su, M. Gao, and L. Leng, "Design and system demonstration of a tunable slow-light delay line based on fiber parametric process," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2575-2577, (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lin, J. Y.

Little, B. E.

B. E. Little,  et al., "Very high-order microring resonator filters for WDM applications," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2263-2265 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lowell, J. R.

E. Parra and J. R. Lowell, "Toward applications of slow-light technology," Opt. Photon. News 18, 41-45 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Madsen, C.K.

C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Marabelli, F.

M. Ghulinyan, M. Galli, C. Toninelli, J. Bertolotti, S. Gottardo, F. Marabelli, D. Wiersma, L. Pavesi, and L. Andreani, "Wide-band transmission of non-distorted slow waves in one-dimensional optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 241103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Martinelli, M.

Melloni, A.

A. Melloni, and F. Morichetti, "Observation of Subluminal and Superluminal Velocity Swinging in Coupled Mode Optical Propagation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 173902 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, M. Martinelli, R. G. Heideman, A. Leinse, D. H. Geuzebroek, and A. Borreman, "Box-Shaped Dielectric Waveguides: A New Concept in Integrated Optics?," J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 2579- 2589 (2007).
[CrossRef]

F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, A. Breda, A. Canciamilla, C. Ferrari, and M. Martinelli, "A reconfigurable architecture for continuously variable optical slow-wave delay lines," Opt. Express 15, 17273-17282 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Morichetti, F.

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A. Melloni, and F. Morichetti, "Observation of Subluminal and Superluminal Velocity Swinging in Coupled Mode Optical Propagation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 173902 (2007).
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A. Melloni, F. Morichetti, and M. Martinelli, "Linear and nonlinear pulse propagation in coupled resonator slowwave optical structures," Opt. Quantum Electron. 35, 365-379 (2003).
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F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, C. Canavesi, F. Persia, M. Martinelli, and M. Sorel, "Tunable Slow-Wave Optical Delay-Lines," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB2.

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Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, "High-Q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Nature (London) 425, 944-947 (2003).
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F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, C. Canavesi, F. Persia, M. Martinelli, and M. Sorel, "Tunable Slow-Wave Optical Delay-Lines," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB2.

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Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, "High-Q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Nature (London) 425, 944-947 (2003).
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F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, C. Canavesi, F. Persia, M. Martinelli, and M. Sorel, "Tunable Slow-Wave Optical Delay-Lines," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB2.

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C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
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M. Ghulinyan, M. Galli, C. Toninelli, J. Bertolotti, S. Gottardo, F. Marabelli, D. Wiersma, L. Pavesi, and L. Andreani, "Wide-band transmission of non-distorted slow waves in one-dimensional optical superlattices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 241103 (2006).
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C.K. Madsen, M. Cappuzzo, E.J. Laskowski, E. Chen, L. Gomez, A. Griffin, A. Wong-Foy, S. Chandrasekhar, L. Stulz, and L. Buhl, "Versatile integrated PMD emulation and compensation elements," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1041 (2007).
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B. Zhang, L. -S. Yan, J. -Y. Yang, I. Fazal, and A. E. Willner, "A single slow-light element for independent delay control and synchronization on multiple Gb/s data channels," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1081 - 1083 (2007).
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T. Tanabe, M. Notomi, E. Kuramochi, A. Shinya, and H. Taniyama, "Trapping and delaying photons for one nanosecond in an ultrasmall high-Q photonic-crystal nanocavity," Nat. Photonics 1, 49-52 (2007).
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Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, "High-Q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Nature (London) 425, 944-947 (2003).
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A. Melloni, F. Morichetti, and M. Martinelli, "Linear and nonlinear pulse propagation in coupled resonator slowwave optical structures," Opt. Quantum Electron. 35, 365-379 (2003).
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A. Melloni, and F. Morichetti, "Observation of Subluminal and Superluminal Velocity Swinging in Coupled Mode Optical Propagation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 173902 (2007).
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A. Melloni, F. Morichetti, and C. Ferrari, "1-byte reconfigurable integrated optic delay-line," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008).

B. Little, "VLSI photonics platform," Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2, Atlanta, Georgia, Mar. 23-27, paper ThD1 (2003).

F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, C. Canavesi, F. Persia, M. Martinelli, and M. Sorel, "Tunable Slow-Wave Optical Delay-Lines," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB2.

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